Crawley scored a superb 267 and Buttler bought a career-best 152 to assist England to 583-8 (dec.) on the Rose Bowl on Saturday (August 22).
James Anderson then starred with the ball within the ultimate phases, taking 3-13 to depart Pakistan on 24-3, with the vacationers trailing by 559.
Crawley and Buttler’s stand of 359 was the joint fourth-highest fifth-wicket partnership in Test historical past.
And although Crawley was in the end the star along with his double century, he heaped the reward on Buttler for guiding him by way of.
“Not a lot to be honest, we ran out of things to talk about towards the end,” Crawley chuckled to BBC Sport when requested what he and Buttler mentioned throughout their stint.
“He’s simply such a cool head, he stored me calm main as much as all of the completely different milestones.
An virtually unbelievable partnership! 😱
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 22, 2020
“He simply appeared unfazed all through. He performed brilliantly immediately, he performed lots higher than I did, truly.
“It was a flawless innings and he deserves the whole lot he will get for it.”
Buttler, in the meantime, insisted the entire credit score should go to England’s quantity three.
“I simply totally loved the partnership with Zak. It was an unbelievable innings to look at,” Buttler advised a information convention.
“He hits the ball extremely laborious, [hits] pictures throughout the wicket and he is an amazing child to bat with.
“I really enjoyed it, great fun and glad we were able to put together a really good partnership and put us in a strong position in the game.”
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